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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Nebula Graph vs. PouchDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSDocument store
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Score16.26
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.55
Rank#222  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
pouchdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.nebula-graph.iopouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Vesoft Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201220192012
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeStrong typed schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Go
Java
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing RocksDByes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlno
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseNebula GraphPouchDB
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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